Friockheim

Location type

Station

Name and dates

Friockheim (1848-1955)

Opened on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway.

Description


Scotch Gauge

This station was originally on the Arbroath and Forfar Railway built to the ^Scotch Gauge^.


Standard Gauge

After purchase by the Aberdeen Railway the line was converted to standard gauge.

This was a two platform station, partly built on an bridge over a road with a goods yard at the south or east end. Nearby was Friockheim Junction. There was a signal box at the south end, west side of the line (despite there being a box so close by at the junction).


Run down

The line was singled between Guthrie Junction and St Vigeans Junction in 1936 and the signal box closed, replaced by a ground frame for the goods yard.

The stationmaster^s house remains standing as do the abutments of the bridge.

Tags

Station

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map


Dates

04/12/1838Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Leysmill to Forfar officially opened. Stations opened at: Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Auldbar Road, Clocksbriggs, Forfar [1st].
  /  /1845Aberdeen Railway
Act receives Royal assent. The line with run from Guthrie and Friockheim north largely by the coast to Aberdeen with branches to Brechin and Montrose.
30/07/1846Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Arbroath (Catherine Street) to Friockheim doubling contract let, contractor Robert Moffat (Junior).
07/08/1846Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Friockheim to Forfar (Playfield) doubling contract let, contractor David Murray.
  /  /1862Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Authorisation to expand Friockheim station, not done.
05/12/1955Arbroath and Forfar Railway
Arbroath (St Vigeans Junction) to Forfar (Guthrie Junction) closed to passengers. Colliston, Leysmill, Friockheim, Guthrie, Clocksbriggs closed.